Category: Personal Development

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Try asking for feedback

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Think of it as the Ed Koch Rule. That irrepressible Mayor of New York went around the streets asking people, “How am I doing?” If you ask that question, you just might learn something important. This is a three-step process. The first step is to ask for feedback. Step two is to say, “Thank you.” Do  »  Read More

The 4 R’s of Receiving Feedback

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You know feedback is good for you, right? After all, “Feedback is the breakfast of champions” has been a staple of self-development wisdom since Ken Blanchard first said it. So, okay, here comes your boss, or a colleague, or a friend, with a wide load of feedback just for you. What do you do? How do you get the most  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Getting Better

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If you want to improve as rapidly as possible, there are four steps to getting better at what you do. Evaluate your behavior and performance. Decide on one thing you want to change. Evaluate your actions and the results. Make changes and try again. This is only one of 347 tips in my ebook, Become a Better Boss One Tip at a  »  Read More

Personal Development: Getting It Righter

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“I was right then, but I’m righter now.” Thus spake my grandson. I don’t remember what he was talking about anymore, but that phrase has stuck with me. Sometimes, kids get it “righter” than we do. They seem to know that life is not about getting the one right answer and then being done with a problem  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Ask for insight

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You’ll confront a lot of situations in your career. Every time you do, you face a choice. You can try to figure everything out yourself or you can ask for help. Most of the books about how to be a leader or supervisor will suggest ways for you to do the analysis. Hardly any of them also suggest that you should ask  »  Read More

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